| Saturday, 27 January 2018 |
Global event

IFSTAL Symposium

8:00 AM


The IFSTAL symposium aims to explore food trade landscapes through a systems approach. It will bring together a range of disciplines to outline key issues and challenges facing the trade of food today. Attendees will gain insight to different approaches and learn the key skills in systems thinking as a route to problem solving. Students will have access to experts from a variety of academic and professional fields and will have the opportunity to listen to a key note speaker as well as participate in a series of workshops led by IFSTAL PIs, ECs, and professional experts. 

Confirmed speakers include: 

Professor Christopher Elliott, Queen's University, Belfast

Professor Corinna Hawkes, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London

Dugald Strathearn, Head of Food Security Policy Team, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Alan Hayes, Strategy and Sustainability Manager, IGD

Duncan Williamson, Food Policy Manager, WWF

Vicki Hird, Campaign Coordinator, Food and Farming Policy, Sustain

Sarah Malone, Economics Executive, Food and Drink Federation

At the end of the Symposium, delegates will be able to:  

  • Outline the historical context of contemporary global food trade.  
  • Describe the current and likely future changes in global food trade. 
  • Analyse the impact of changing trade landscapes on a variety of food sectors and organisations.   
  • Compare the impact of changes in global food trade on different food systems through face to face interaction across disciplines and institutions.

To book your place, please click here: 

Tickets include attendance to all sessions for the whole day, refreshments, lunch and a drinks reception. 

For more details and the programme of the day, click here